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Over-Eighties (25P Pension)

Volume 978: debated on Tuesday 12 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what would be the current cash value of the supplementary pension of 25p a week to the 80-year-olds and over, if it were to be uprated to take account of inflation since it was introduced.

If the 25p age addition paid to retirement pensioners aged 80 or over were increased in line with the movement of the general index of retail prices between September 1971, when the age addition was introduced, and November 1979, when benefits generally were last uprated, its current value would be 73p.